EKBlog #5 introducemyself - I'm Kai ~ 10 year expat in China

in introducemyself •  last year


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If I had to think about who I was, I would either look at my flaws or my strengths. I’m going to try to keep this under 500 words. Thanks for welcoming into this warm community.

My strengths:

I have gone from teaching English to foreign trainer to academic manager, co-owning a small training center followed by starting an online English platform and eventually now consulting in high-end American overseas studies.

My flaws:

I guess the first thing I would say is that it is maybe the product of upbringing in the past few decades with individualism and pride. The pride which causes you to not be able to admit your mistakes, to cover your weaknesses rather than find solutions, and the pride which can’t keep relationships together because you won’t back down from a fight.
Second would be the lack of discipline that caused me to gain 20kg after coming to China for these past couple of years. Too much delicious food and a strong drinking culture has changed me quite a bit.
Third would be impulsive actions leading to sometimes overspending or rash decisions based upon emotions. The eternal struggle to be more frugal and save more.

My personality:

I guess you could call me someone with ADHD. Someone who’s experienced a bit even though compared to what some others have been through, maybe I’m just being melodramatic. Just trying to find some excitement in a boring world. Guess that would make me an energy junkie as well.

  • Self-study of psychology, management skills, communication, and other self-development since 16.
  • Parents divorced when I was 12, but have been taking care of myself more or less since I was 16
  • Afraid of heights so I went bungee jumping, shy and introverted so I became a speaker and went on tv 5+ times, can’t really eat spicy food so I got 2nd place in a hot sauce eating competition eating the hottest hot sauces in the world after 15 rounds in a 10 round competition.

There is probably a lot of other interesting things about me, but I will try to write about them in a value-adding form of articles.
My main purpose in joining steemit is to continue practicing my writing skills along with sharing some interesting information I have based upon what I am currently learning in the overseas studies industry.

Thank you for reading my self-introduction and I look forward to comments and criticisms with an open-mind and an open-heart.

我们约会吧 Appearance at http://www.mgtv.com/b/46265/682839.html?cxid=11zus2now2
中国式相亲 Appearance at http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjUxODgwNTQxMg==.html


(p.s. I probably have around 15,000 followers weixin+weibo)

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A new Steemian :-) hello @expatkai I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, wish you much luck! I Have upvoted and will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk


upvoted and followed you as well! Thanks for the warm welcome!

Great introductory post @expatkai! Welcome to the community and I hope that you will have a great time here. Looking forward seeing your next posts and I also wish you all the best @andreja


Thanks so much hahaha!


You are very welcome!

Hi @expatkai welcome to steemit.


thank you navdeep.droid!

Now that's an intro!


yep and you got your fancy fancy stickies!


Hahaha!thanks for the resteem!

Welcome to Steemit community, nice to meet you.
I am very happy to share with you, I invite you to follow me at @chantha, Thank you, hopefully in the future we can share in this best community and can support it.
I can not wait for your best postings. See you ...


Thank you so much, I'll be sure to follow you!

欢迎,请问你在steemit 微信群吗?



This is great and I hope you can follow our page



Welcome! Wonderful resume, So glad to welcome you. I will upvote your post and follow your blog. Would kindly appreciate it if you could follow me as well! Good Morning from the United States, Florida! Once again Welcome!


thanks for the long welcoming comment! followed!

Nice to meet you! I followed you.
Have a nice day!


Thanks for following me! I followed you too!

I am glad you made it here. This is a great place! The future looks grand!


Wow such a positive attitude! Yeah, I started putting a small amount of investment in increasing my steemit power. Love the community and people in it!

Hello Kai, welcome to Steem! :-)


Thank you so much, I saw that your a witness! Your vote meant a lot, and gave me a lot of motivation to try to post value adding articles. Thank you so much for reading!

Welcome to Steem @expatkai I have upvoted and sent you a tip


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very cool, famous guy!


awesome being in the wechat group!

Welcome to the community :)

Keep steeming on!